White iPhone 4 is 0.2mm Thicker Than Black Version


The white iPhone 4 officially hit early this morning. Yesterday we heard from Apple executives explaining why the white iPhone 4 was delayed. With the release of the white iPhone 4, it appears this model is 0.2 millimetres thicker than the black version.

A MacRumors forum member noticed his phone wasn’t fitting properly into his existing iPhone 4 case:

Just picked up the white iPhone 4 and realized it doesn’t fit into my Incase slider case. It appears that Apple has increased the size of the plastic that borders the glass on both sides by about 1mm.

Further confirmation of a thicker build comes from @reneritchie who nabbed a white iPhone 4 this morning. He compares the thicker build to a black iPhone 4 with an invisibleSHIELD on trying to fit inside a case. It’ll fit, but it’s going to be pretty snug. It is apparent the extra ‘bulk’ comes from the white plastic, not the aluminum.



How’s your white iPhone 4? Notice it being thicker than usual?



  • Anonymous

    My black iPhone 4 is just fine, thanks.

  • Bubblewrap74

    Seriously, why do we have to keep hearing about the white iPHone. It’s every second post or more, seems like. Who cares? It’s a waste of time to scroll through all these posts on rss. reader.

  • Edge

    Um, that is NOT a couple of millimeters, it’s like 1/2 a millimeter. Metric is not that hard folks!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well this is an iPhone blog…

  • Dsimp

    It’s an iPhone blog, why are you reading it for then ?, don’t complain if your keep coming to this site

  • Mc1365

    I agree sick as hell hearing about the white iphone

  • Auto Strada

    don’t come back…

  • Drocass

    I think it pretty cool that this mythical iPhone finally finds its place on the shelf.
    I still find myself asking why? Why release it at all with iPhone 5 just months away.
    Im sure lots of people will buy the white version (some of those still threatening to switch to android at the drop of a hat lol)
    I figured perhaps recycling the unused materials in to the next gen of iPhone instead to help produce more stock how little it may help.

    I could be way off on this, its just what was going through my mind at this moment in time.

  • justinwu86

    thats gary for you. don’t quit your day job gary.

  • Yamadorishitate

    Um, 0.2 mm is not a couple millimeters, it’s less than 1/2 a millimeter actually. Unless I missed something …

  • bekk45

    it used to say “a couple millimeters”

    Gary just did some Tuck and editing